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AIDS Behav. 2011 May;15(4):869-74. doi: 10.1007/s10461-010-9669-0.

Number of sexual partners and associations with initiation and intensity of substance use.

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Department of Psychiatry, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO 63110, USA. rehgp@psychiatry.wustl.edu

Abstract

We dissected associations between initiation and intensity of substance use and number of sexual partners using pooled data from high school seniors (weighted n = 13,580) who participated in the 1999-2007 Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBS), a cross-sectional, nationally representative survey. In multinomial multivariable logistic regressions, number of sexual partners steadily increased as substance use intensified from never use to experimental/new user to heavy use across all substances for both male and females. Severity of substance use is more closely related to, and thus a better indicator of, higher number of sexual partners than age of substance use onset.

PMID:
20107887
PMCID:
PMC3131132
DOI:
10.1007/s10461-010-9669-0
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